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8th-Sep-2013 09:22 pm - September Mingle Log
thalassino: (» station master)
[The mingle party for this month is slightly delayed, and it certainly isn't because Station Master had decided to wait for the perfect weather.

Today, the party is taking place on the island, where there are locals stationed out on the beach who're more than happy to toss you a kite and show you how to fly one in this breezy day. There are plenty of kites to choose from, ranging from the simple to the pretty to the more tentacular.

Further out along the beach are rows and rows of surfboards, with a sign. With those sweet waves, doesn't it make you want to get out there and ride them? ...Well, even if you don't, some locals will be quite insistent you try and look they're even willing to show you the ropes!

Away from the waves, however, is an outdoor barbeque, with locals cooking shrimp prawns, fish, hot dogs, skewers... anything you want. There's something for everyone, and if you want to be the cook, they'll happily shove over and give you space to be the Iron Chef of the Beach.

...Actually the party's just an excuse for Station Master to show off his masterpiece]
16th-Jul-2013 11:50 am - While the villains are away...
thalassino: (» quest npc)
Seems like crime has taken a step up from just purse-snatching or someone stealing forty cakes when no one was looking. Those with a great sense of hearing or who happen to be at the wrong place at the right time will find that the good people of Vatheon are in danger. It's up to anyone who is willing to help to work together to save the day!

Something is happening in the lower district! )

Something is happening in the middle district! )

A string of crimes happening all over the City! )

Something is happening on the Network! )

[They may also wind up stumbling or following a goon back to the actual secret base to listen in on a meeting at their own risk. Good luck!

((If you are open to being threadjacked, then please put Open in your subject line. If you have an idea already and want to play it out with a particular group of people, then please put Closed in your subject. Thank you.

Have fun playing out the scenarios, and feel free to drop a note in the subject line if Carol or the hotel owners are needed or if you believe characters may have solved the riddle! The location of the bombs is random and characters are encouraged to locate and defuse them on their own.))
1st-Jul-2013 02:41 pm - July mingle log
thalassino: (» station master)
[The mingle party this month is taking place in the field on the North end of the park. There are balloons, streamers, flags and signs all showing the way to the gathering. There is a table set up with fresh fruit, cookies, cupcakes, sandwiches, hot dogs and hamburgers. Another table consists of various beverages and pretty blue jars to use as drinking glasses.

In the middle of the field one can find a large
ball pit with inflatable sharks inside. There are also a couple of bounce houses and buckets full of water balloons. Towels and reclining lawn chairs were close by for anyone who needed to dry off or sunbathe.

Last but not least, there is a large tent full of pillows of all shapes and sizes. There is a movie projector set up to use a tent wall as a movie screen. Bring your own movies or choose from the great classics like The Count of Monte Fishto and The Seven Samuray. Outside of the tent was a photo booth set up with a
box of silly props. A whole bunch of silly props.]
2nd-May-2013 02:09 am - Monthly Mingle Log + Marks
thalassino: (» station master)
Though things are certainly a bit busy, Station Master has decided to go ahead with the welcoming party for the new arrivals. Partially because he had decided to take this task upon himself and he certainly wasn't going to slack, and partially because making things appear as normal was as good a cover as they had right now.

However with how much has been going on, this party is not quite as extravagant as previous ones have been. The location is near to the elevator, on the beach. A large banner hung between two trees proclaims a cheerful 'Welcome to Vatheon'. The long food tables that normally take up most of the space are missing. There simply hadn't been the capability of whipping up the sort of food they normally served. What is there however is a lot of fruit. Fresh apples and pears. Bananas. A few bowls of strawberries and pièce de résistance several large and perfectly ripe water melons. One or two have already been split, the water melons pieces set out on small plates on one big table ready for any to take. Drinks are available too. Fresh water and fruit juices. The weather might not be entirely the best for this kinda thing (though occasionally the sun seems to peek out from between the clouds!) but at least it isn't raining.

But that is not all.

In the cover of the storage building turned bubble reparation headquarters sits C. She has been contacting the people who signed up for catching the fish, asking them to start bringing them to her today so she can start working on the marks. Similarly the people who have signed up for early mark change have been invited too to drop by today or in the next few days so the first step in making sure the coral is returned to proper working conditions can be taken.

[ooc: This month the monthly mingling log is combined with the log for the fish catching + early mark changing. Also, if your character is new but you want them to learn what is going on, please leave a small ooc note on your comment and we'll send a NPC your way. The mingling log part of this post is only on the first, in the afternoon. The fish catching and mark changing parts will serve as a collective point for threads of this nature for this whole week.]
31st-Mar-2013 11:43 pm - April Mingle Log
thalassino: (» station master)
[This month, there's a sign in the plaza indicating that the welcoming party has moved to the park to celebrate spring!

The food table is present as always, though the selection seems a little healthier than usual. No sweets are available for once - instead the Station Master will cheerfully invite anyone who comes by for a bite to eat or a nice drink to take part in the spring clam hunt! Scattered throughout the park are brightly colored clams, painted like easter eggs tend to be. Some of them are obvious, others are more well hidden. Others? Well, a few of the residents got a little over-enthusiastic. They sure do get excited about this stuff.

What's inside? Well, it depends! In most of the calms are various candies (not fish flavored this time, the clam theme seems to have satisfied the locals), but some of the clams are a little different. It might be time to celebrate spring, but it's also April 1st! When some of the clams are opened, characters might find that paper eels spring out at their faces, or that they're squirted with brightly colored ink, or even that the clam makes various noises. There are even a couple clams that are entirely empty and make a very mature raspberry sound when opened.

As always, the Welcoming Committee and Host Club have had booths set up for them as well. Have a question about the city? Want to talk to someone who doesn't have fish puns on the brain? Need a little companionship? Both are good places to check out. At the Welcoming Committee, just in case anyone was suspicous of the Zora Tunics that appeared Sunday night, Zelda's handing out a couple more and explaining those. The Host Club is under new management, but it seems like they've managed to pull things together regardless.

Have fun!]
20th-Mar-2013 10:23 pm - Who you gonna call? Beast Masters!
thalassino: (» quest npc)

[It was as fast as lightning and it sounded like thunder rumbling all over the city! Something terrible has befallen all of the pots in Vatheon. That's right, something has smashed all of the pots under the sea. And that something was making KWEEEH and WARK sounds.

The chocobos have escaped and have left both a mess and a crestfallen janitor in their wake. The poor guy doesn't know what to do and the chocobos aren't making his job any easier. They are very energetic and tricky for a person to do alone. He needs anyone and everyone, especially Beast Masters, to lend a helping hand.

Team up in twos or threes to try to herd the birds back and be careful of their droppings!

If you prefer to watch and cheer on those hard working helpers, you might be able to snag some forgotten starfish tokens the stampede uncovered when they broke those pots.]

((To get points, be sure to sign up here.))
17th-Mar-2013 10:36 pm - Chocobo Races
thalassino: (» quest npc)
[It's a lovely climate-controlled day in the bubble on Sunday, the perfect day for a chocobo race! Participants and spectators alike, it's time to gather in the stadium that's been set up in the amusement park quadrant!

Before the races the janitor is looking for help in setting things up properly and cleaning up any bird poo on the tracks so the area is nice and pretty once the event begins. Feel free to join in or just to laugh at questers scooping poop.

During the races, the stadium will be packed with the locals! Racers are encouraged to arrive early and calm their bird, the chocobos aren't used to quite so much noise. Spectators can just kick back and enjoy themselves. Poor unfortunate questers who have been wrangled into helping the janitor again will have to hand out food and clean up spills.

After the races, people looking to gather points are encouraged to help the poor janitor clean up the pigsty the locals have left behind. Hopefully everyone had enough fun to make it worth it!]
1st-Mar-2013 06:24 pm - Monthly Mingle Log
thalassino: (Default)
[This week those that are coming for the welcoming party might be surprised to find the plaza deserted. Entirely deserted? No. There is a sign there, along with one helpful local to help point it out to anyone.]

This week we are hosting our party above the water. Please come join us on the island! Don't forget your coat, the winds are quite blustery.

- Station Master

[And indeed, this month all the activities can be found up on the island. The normal tables and booths have been set up at the edge of the old village, near to the beach. There is the customary food and drinks table, sporting a few more hot meals and warm drinks than normal. Wouldn't want anyone to catch a cold, right?

Then a little further on there is the booth for the host club and the one for the welcoming committee. Have a question about this strange new place? Want to maybe find some companionship for an afternoon? Better check out these places.

And then there are the tables covered with... Are those kite supplies? They are! Everything you could ever want to make a kite. Wood and linens, paint and glitter. If you can use it to craft a kite, you can find it here. If you can use it to make your newly crafted kite even more awesome looking, it is definitely here.

Station Master is standing near to those tables, chuckling a little.]

It's such a nice day, isn't it? Nice wind. Wouldn't feel right to not to do something with that. Feel free to fix up a kite for yourself. Some people are already flying their kites over there, see?

We're also going to have a bit of a contest with them later. Come check us out if you are interested.

[And indeed, later in the afternoon, it is time for this contest. Oh, but not just any kite contest. If you came here expecting a beauty contest or perhaps a kite flying endurance test, you are in the wrong place. Instead, there is just Station Master, smiling happily, holding his cap to his head lest the winds take it out to sea.]

All right, all right, everybody, these are the rules. We're going to replace the string of your kites with these abrasive lines. Please be careful, they are rather sharp. The goal is going to be to cut the lines on each other's kites. Please only cut the lines! We don't want anyone losing their heads here, haha.

If the lines on your kite are cut, you're out of the contest. The last person with an intact string wins.

Of course, it goes without saying that this is a friendly competition. No physical fighting please, and again, look out with those lines. Luckily the Head Nurse was willing to attend with her first aid kit in case anyone is injured.

[He turns for a moment to aim a friendly wave at the Head Nurse. She just smiles. Just smiles.]
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